The following organizations are calling for a National Affordable Housing Strategy.

If you wish to add your organization to this list, please contact info(at)ethosstrategygroup.com or 778.786.2838

  • Alouette Home Start Society
  • Atira Women’s Resource Centre Society: Women who become homeless have few options and often end up having to make choices that put them and their children at risk. And women’s choices are limited. There are few women-only shelters and transition houses are most often full. Women end up staying in abusive relationships, couch surfing, sleeping in their cars or accepting accommodation from men who are unsafe. Canada needs a national homelessness strategy that recognizes and addresses the unique issues and challenges faced by women who are homeless.
  • BC Association of Social Workers
  • BC Coalition of People With Disabilities: Housing is a basic human right. It is completely unacceptable that thousands of Canadians have no access to this basic necessity of life. The implementation of a National Affordable Housing Strategy is a crucial step towards ensuring our homeless can obtain housing. We must all work together in a sustained effort to address this very serious problem in our communities.
  • BC FamilyNet Society: Families provide the vast majority of lifelong supports for people born with severe developmental disabilities. But thousands of adults – the most vulnerable individuals in our society – are at risk every day because of a dire shortage of supported residential options to allow them to live safely and with dignity in their own communities.
  • Canada Without Poverty
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch
  • Carnegie Community Action Project: A national housing strategy will help bridge the growing gap between rich and poor. It will save lives.
  • City Wide Housing Coalition: Downloading federal responsibility for social housing onto the provinces has been an abysmal failure. We need a national housing strategy and a federal government that acts swiftly and effectively to end and prevent homelessness for hundreds of thousands of Canadians.
  • Design HQ
  • Directions Youth Services Centre
  • End Homelessness Now St. Andrews-Wesley United Church
  • First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition: A National Affordable Housing Strategy is crucial to address the issue of homelessness and housing insecurity for thousands of families with children. This is also a critical issue for youth who are making the transition to independence and adulthood without adequate support. A safe, stable home is a human right we should guarantee to all Canadians.
  • First United Church Mission
  • The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness: Like many partners across the country, the GVCEH believes Canada can no longer delay the implementation of a national housing strategy that addresses the diverse and changing needs of Canadians.
  • Headlines Theatre
  • Lookout Emergency Aid Society
  • PEERS Victoria Resources Society: We work with individuals who are involved with the survival sex trade. One of the primary reasons that they are out on the streets is due to homelessness. Even those who have not been “counted” in the homelessness numbers are affected as many ‘sell themselves’ to have a bed for the night. How can you expect people to “exit” when they have no place of safety to work from?
  • Pivot Legal Society
  • Raise the Rates
  • The Realistic Success Recovery Society: In order to feel real, a person needs to be part of something, and a home is wonderful place to start.
  • Renfrew Collingwood Homeless Project Steering Committee
  • Ryerson United Church Vancouver
  • Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)
  • Social Planning and Research Council of BC: Canada cannot claim the economic crisis is over with thousands of families and individuals homeless or at-risk of homelessness.The Government of Canada must take coordinated action with provincial governments on a comprehensive plan to build affordable homes and put an end to years of crisis. Access to affordable housing is not a short-term challenge, the time is now for national housing strategy to ensure a sustained response for a growing need.
  • The Surrey Urban Mission Society
  • The Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group
  • TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
  • The Social Responsibility Council of the First Unitarian Church of Victoria
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland: It’s a priority for United Way of the Lower Mainland to support the well-being of children and seniors. All of us, rich or poor, need a warm and safe place to call home. The lack of quality, affordable housing is at the root of many problems that arise for children and seniors. United Way invests in services that help those who have lost or risk losing housing. It’s time for a public policy solution to the growing crisis of inadequate supply of affordable housing in our communities. Michael McKnight, President & CEO United Way of the Lower Mainland.
  • Vibrant Abbotsford
  • Westcoast Legal and Education Action Fund (LEAF)
  • Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition